Category Archives: Projects

TIRZ providing funding for Five Corners projects

Making improvements to a community and its infrastructure requires more than careful planning — it requires a funding source. That’s why the Five Corners District is excited that the Houston City Council has created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). Five Corners’ board of directors and staff have been working with the City of Houston and with Councilman Larry Green to develop a project plan and finance plan for the creation of the TIRZ with the potential for bringing in dollars to fund more than $100 million in needed infrastructure projects over the next 30 years, David Hawes, Five Corners General...
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New billboard campaign launched!

When you are out and about driving through the area you will see a new billboard soon which will be installed the week of September 9 and run through the end of the year. The marketing committee wants to make sure that folks know the board of directors is working hard on implementing the vision for the community and that they are in your corner. Look for the new message on Hiram Clarke and West Orem and let us know what you think. Billboard-6 5cornersBB-8 Read more

Shine A Light On Human Trafficking

human_trafficingThe kickoff for "Shine a Light on Human Trafficking," a new public awareness campaign, is Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to dusk, at City Hall, The Galleria and numerous community centers and consulates' offices throughout Houston and Harris County. The public is encouraged to participate. Human trafficking is defined as the buying and selling of people for the purpose of forced, defrauded or coerced services, labor or sex. Described as "modern slavery," the crime includes the victimization of adults and children. Mayor Annise Parker will lead the campaign kickoff from the steps...
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Hiram Clarke playing catch-up

By Jayme Fraser, Houston Chronicle
New tax increment reinvestment zone could bring big changes to the area Vivian Harris bought the house with a view of Sims Bayou because her children could swim in the Olympic-size pool at a nearby park when they were not attending classes at one ofHouston’s best high schools. That was 1971. hirem_clark_after The home is gone, and the pool was filled in. Fewer children play in Townwood Park. The once-neat lawns of her old Hiram Clarke neighbors now are trimmed with cracked sidewalks, and graying plywood covers the...
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